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Featured battle : Le Quesnoy

Part of The War of the Spanish Succession

Date : 08 June 1712 - 04 July 1712

Prince Eugene commanding the Allied army was supported at some distance by the British under Ormonde. No attempt was made by the French to relieve the town which fell to the Allies on the 4th July.

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City of London Volunteers in South Africa.

City of London Volunteers in South Africa.

A photograph by Underwood and Underwood entitled "City of London Imperial Volunteers just arrived at the Orange River, South Africa." showing another of the different types of uniform worn by British forces in 1900.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

The Transformation of British Naval Strategy

James Davey
This is a book aimed more at the specialist rather than the general browser. Having said that it is written in an easy flowing style which makes the subject matter easy to understand. The subject of the book, sub-titled 'seapower and supply in Northern Europe 1808 to 1812' is the logistical problem of keeping a substantial fleet supplied with all its needs far from any base. The story is one of the evolution and development of systems which brought together the different branches of the supply chain to become a very efficient 'machine'. The end user, Admiral Saumarez's fleet, contributed greatly, in terms of the feed back, to the vast improvements made. The text is supported by very few illustrations and maps but with a wealth of tables and graphs.
A book not to missed by students of Napoleonic naval warfare.
I warmly recommend a fascinatingly good read.
The Boydell Press, 2012

Reviewed : 2017-08-25 18:33:26